Riserva Naturale Regionale Monte Genzana e Alto Gizio
67034 Pettorano sul Gizio, Province of L'Aquila, Italy
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The guided nature reserve Monte Genzana and Alto Gizio is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Pettorano sul Gizio , in the province of L'Aquila, and was established in 1996. It includes an area of about 3,160 hectares it is possible to observe the mountains of the Abruzzo National Park to the west and the Majella to the east, the underlying Lake Scanno to the west, and the Cinquemiglia plateau to the south. The park acts as a buffer between the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise N
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